Ingrid Derrick-Lewis joins the New Haven Works staff as Executive Assistant; her responsibilities include recruiting and training volunteers, accounting/bookkeeping and performance measurements data. Ingrid entered New Haven Works as a participant in July and within a month began volunteering. As a volunteer, she helped with data entry, filing, and one-on-one assessments of new participants.
Ingrid was born in South Trinidad in the small village of Los Bajos. After graduating from high school, she worked with the Government of Trinidad and Tobago and then, for twelve years, in the Accounts Department of Trinidad and Tobago Petroleum Company Limited.
In 1999, Ingrid moved to New Haven and earned an Associate’s degree in Computer Science at Gateway Community College. She enrolled at Southern Connecticut State University to study for her Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information Systems. From 2001-2009, she worked as a bookkeeper for the Union League restaurant in New Haven.
Ingrid has been living with her husband in the Edgewood neighborhood of New Haven for over 10 years. In her spare time, she loves baking, cooking and going to St. Matthew’s U.F.W.B Church.